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A Potential Plan To Save Endangered Species

Postby Mothership » Fri May 10, 2013 12:58 pm

With so many different species on the brink of extinction in various parts of the world, I accidentally came up with an idea which could save most of them, and could also add biodiversity to every part of the world. It's a fact that we have similar types of climate on several continents. Sure, there are some differences in terrain, humidity etc., but they are, generally speaking, not too major. For example, tropical climate in Africa isn't all that different than tropical climate in Asia, South America and Australia. Most European habitats aren't too different than North American or some Asian Habitats. There are even many similarities between the Arctic and the Antarctica.

So, if we have a group of endangered plant and animal species in, let's say, African rainforests, let's take a few small groups of individuals of each species and introduce them to tropical forests in Asia, South America and elsewhere. At the same time, we should move some Australian and Asian tropical species to Africa. That way, even if they perish in their original habitat, they could still prosper in the new environment. The same could be performed with nearly all species: moving cougars to Europe, penguins to the Arctic, polar bears to Antarctica, tigers to Africa, chimpanzees to South America and so on.

I also came up with a plan B. We need to urgently conserve the DNA of every single species on Earth and keep it stored until the technology advances enough for bringing those species back in case they were extinct in the meantime. But if I remember correctly, something like this is already going on.

I think that keeping those species only in zoo gardens and some small protected habitats isn't enough to keep them safe from current threats. Please correct me if I'm wrong :)
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Postby JackBean » Sat May 11, 2013 8:53 am

right, we will move endangered species elsewhere where they will prosper and cause extinction of other species. That's brilliant.
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Postby Mothership » Mon May 13, 2013 8:24 pm

JackBean wrote:right, we will move endangered species elsewhere where they will prosper and cause extinction of other species. That's brilliant.


And move those other species to the same place where we took those endangered ones from. Like transporting several colonies of penguins to the Arctic and several groups of polar bears to Antarctica.
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Postby JackBean » Fri May 17, 2013 12:48 pm

yeah, that's really clever
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Re: A Potential Plan To Save Endangered Species

Postby EtriganNE » Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:02 pm

Well Your heart is in the right place ; but U forgot a few equations ; If U change these Species from on e area too another ; EATING ; what will there eat ; HAZARDS ; will they effect the surrounding area with this "NEW" species ! Let's say it like "U" have a ship "It takes on OCEAN WATER from the "YELLOW SEA" that ship travels too MIAMI where it unloads it cargo & gets rid of the water it brought on board in the "YELLOW SEA " the micro organisms (ALGAE) get introduced too the Marine life in that area & start a chain of events that are harmful too the ecosystem there ! It's just the way I see it ; so thai U for allowing me too join in !
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